Exploratory Courses

In order to remain competitive in today’s workforce environment, students need to be equipped with the right skills to be set apart from their competition. Learning a new language has been proven to improve a student's future both personally and professionally.

Our online World Language programs allows students to discover new languages without the commitment. With rotating schedules, students are given the opportunity to learn which languages they prefer and would like to further pursue in the future. Students meet with live highly-qualified, state-certified teachers twice a week online.

Whether you’re a school administrator seeking to offer new foreign language courses to your students or a parent looking to enroll your child into a language learning program, there’s an option for everyone.

 

Elementary World Language:

Option 1: Parents or districts can choose the language

Length: Once a week for 30-45 minutes apiece for grades K-5.

Language options: Mandarin Chinese, American Sign Language, Spanish, French, Latin, and Japanese

Lesson:

  • For grades K-2 the students will learn songs and introductory phrases as well as numbers and colors.
  • For grades 3-5, the students will learn more phrases and everyday vocabulary. This course is treated as an introduction to the language to help students develop a foundation.

Structure:

  • This course is preferably offered through a smartboard/projector option.
  • In-class proctors login to the smartboard and the class sits and observes our teacher.
  • A camera is on top of the smartboard so our teacher can see the class.
  • This class is fun and interactive and provides the students with a differentiated style of learning.

Workbooks: (Optional)

  • If requested we can provide a workbook. Homework can be provided from the workbooks if needed.

Option 2: Rotating Language

Length: Once a week classes meet for 30-45 minutes  for grades K-5.

Language options: Mandarin Chinese, American Sign Language, Spanish, French, Latin, and Japanese

Rotation Options:

  1. Every two months we switch the language during the school year so the students can get a taste of what each one is like and start learning multiple languages.
  2. Each year the students take a different language so when they enter 6th grade they can choose one to focus on after trying each option

Lesson:

  • For grades K-2 the students will learn songs and introduction phrases as well as numbers and colors.
  • For grades 3-5, the students will learn more phrases and everyday vocabulary. This course is treated as an introduction to the language to help the students gain a foundation.

Structure:

  • This course is preferably offered through a smartboard/projector option.
  • In-class proctors login to the smartboard and the class sits and observes our teacher.
  • A camera is on top of the smartboard so our teacher can see the class.
  • This class is fun and interactive and provides the students with a differentiated style of learning.

Middle School & High School World Language:

Middle School Program:

If you adopt our elementary school program:

  • 6th Grade: Students choose a Foreign Language
  • 6th & 7th Grade: Students complete one year of a high school foreign language. The first semester will be taken over the course of the 6th grade year. The second semester will be taken over the course of the 7th grade year.
  • If the district allows students will receive one high school credit.

If you start our program in Middle School:

  • 7th & 8th Grade: Students will complete the first semester over the course of the 7th grade year. Then they will complete the second semester over the course of their 8th grade year.
  • If the district allows students will receive one high school credit. 

High School Program:

  • 9th or 10th grade start taking one level each year with the opportunity to take AP/IB levels with they so choose. 

Language options: Mandarin Chinese, American Sign Language, Spanish, Latin, and Japanese, (Others upon request) 

Course Structure:

  • 9th or 10th grade students start taking level one.
  • Classes five days a week (Block scheduling available)
    • Two days each week, teachers lead group classes in online classrooms
    • Two days a week, students complete interactive assignments and assessments
    • One flex day can be used for live tutoring or more time for coursework and quizzes
    • Assignments, assessments, grades & more accessible online 24/7
  • In class facilitator will be in the classroom to monitor students

Technology: Students can use a smart board, laptop, or tablet

 

Video Demos:

Elementary Chinese Course

ASL Course

 

Spanish Course